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>> Yes, but a sculpture only has to look aesthetically pleasing;
>Well, for sure and begorrah, I don't agree with that.
>Lots of things have to look aesthetically (oh, boy, define that
>term) pleasing. Wallpaper. Gardens. Cindy Crawford.
>A sculpture (art in general) not only has to have an aesthetic
>function (and whether pleasingness is part of that is a way open
>question), it has to have the utility of engaging the observer's
>emotions, although, yeah, that sort of is aesthetic function at
>Initially, I came into memetics from the back door of aesthetics
>(the only philosophical stance I appreciate), and can still see
>At heart also, in my stubborness with sticking with physical
>memes, is a stubborness inherent in aesthetics- that there
>actually has to be something to look at.
To paraphrase, beauty is internal to the mind of the beholder. utility, however, is an empirical, external thing.
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